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Two students part of the Literacy and Community Initiative event

May 17, 2024

Literacy and Community Initiative’s 5th Annual Reading Celebration Highlights Refugee Stories Through Art, Writing

With the support of a Catalyst Grant from the Friday Institute and the College of Education, the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) led a yearlong trauma-informed writing and art program for RHP refugee students that culminated April 29 during LCI’s fifth annual reading celebration and art show. It was RHP’s first art show with LCI, held at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). 

A photo of medals with a light red color overlay

May 3, 2024

Three Recent College of Education Graduates Receive 2024 Outstanding Dissertation Awards

Three recent NC State College of Education alumni were recognized for their scholarship when they were presented with Outstanding Dissertation Awards during the college’s May 2024 graduation ceremony. Luke Boden Carman ’24PHD won for the Department of STEM Education, Courtney Samuelson ’23PHD won for the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences and Dana Thomas ’23PHD won for the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. 

May 2, 2024

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology Christy Byrd Receives Chancellor’s Creating Community Outstanding Faculty Award

NC State College of Education Associate Professor of Educational Psychology Christy Byrd says that young people are the future of the country, but they have a lot they can teach adults now about how to make positive change in society. Now, her work has been recognized through a 2024 NC State Chancellor’s Creating Community Outstanding Faculty Award. 

graduating students

Apr 30, 2024

Meet Our Class of 2024

An international educator flying in from Dubai for graduation. A researcher exploring the intersection of music and leadership. Passionate school leaders and future teachers. These are just some of the nearly 300 new alumni the NC State College of Education will celebrate during its Spring 2024 Graduation Ceremony on May 3 in Reynolds Coliseum. 

Apr 29, 2024

Associate Professor of English Education Crystal Chen Lee Receives College of Education’s Inaugural Faculty Strategic Excellence Award

Associate Professor of English Education Crystal Chen Lee has been selected as the recipient of the NC State College of Education’s inaugural Faculty Strategic Excellence Award. 

Apr 24, 2024

Caitlyn Frazier ’24: ‘I Chose Elementary Education Because I Have Always Had a Passion to Teach Kids’

Caitlyn Frazier '24 has gained student teaching experience in North Carolina and South Africa, which will prepare her to step into the classroom once she graduates with her bachelor's degree in elementary education. 

Apr 24, 2024

Jacqueline Verkuilen ’23, ’24MED: ‘Learning Design and Technology Has Perfectly Allowed Me to Thrive at My Talents and Hit on My Interests’

When Jacqueline Verkuilen '23, '24MED was an undergraduate student, discovering the College of Education's Learning Design and Technology program changed the course of her academic career. She switched her major and decided to earn her master's degree, too, which she was able to complete online while traveling the world. 

Apr 23, 2024

Education Council’s 2024 Spotlight Awards Reception Celebrates Undergraduate Student Success

The NC State College of Education's Education Council celebrated undergraduate students for their leadership, spirit and service to the community during its annual Spotlight Awards reception on April 15, 2024. 

Apr 23, 2024

College of Education Doctoral Students Recognized During NC State’s 2024 Graduate Student Research Symposium

Three NC State College of Education students were recognized for their scholarly work during the university’s 2024 Graduate Student Research Symposium held recently. College of Education doctoral students Amanda JF Hall, Tyler Harper-Gampp and Devan MacKenzie took home the first-, second- and third-place prizes in the education category, respectively. 

Apr 18, 2024

Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology Ela Castellanos-Reyes Wins May Kay Sommers Dissertation Award from Purdue University 

Ela Castellanos-Reyes, an assistant professor of learning, design, and technology in the NC State College of Education, has received the Mary Kay Sommers Dissertation Award from Purdue University, where she earned her doctoral degree.